It's been three months since Briana Jungwirth gave birth to her and Louis Tomlinson's first child.
In that time, and throughout the pregnancy that preceded it, the expected controversies circulated online, with many fans dismissing Jungwirth as a gold-digger and opportunist.
She and Louis probably saw that coming - but we highly doubt they expected this latest mini-scandal:
Apparently there's a growing contingent of One Direction fans online who believe that Briana's baby is fake.
That's right - they think she pretended to be pregnant, and now she's posting very few photos of the baby because he doesn't exist!
As for whether or not Louis is in on the plot, theories vary:
Some fans think he helped coordinate the world's most needlessly elaborate prank, others think he was somehow fooled by Briana, and has been...raising a fake baby for the last three months?
We're not really clear on the details of that theory, but in any event, Briana and Louis have attempted to clear things up with the above photo that shows Jungwirth holding 3-month-old Freddie.
“You’ve changed my life for the better. I love you with my whole heart.”
We guess it worked, as the comments section is already flooded with #FreddieIsReal hashtags.
Yes, 1D fans still take everything very, very seriously.